FedEx Hybrid-Electric Fleet Surpasses Two-Million-Mile Mark

6/4/2008
Also, FedEx Canada Joins Forces with Canada Post Corp.

FedEx Corp. achieved a major milestone for its existing hybrid-electric truck fleet: More than two million miles of revenue service.

The hybrid trucks improve fuel economy by 42 percent, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 30 percent and
cut particulate pollution by 96 percent, FedEx reports.

FedEx is also expanding its commitment to clean-vehicle technology by placing an additional 75 hybrid vehicles into service in
the United States and Europe.

FedEx will now operate more than 170 hybrid vehicles around the globe, including the largest fleet of commercial hybrid trucks in North America, which comprise nearly one-third of the deployed North American hybrid market.

FedEx is continuously seeking efficiency options in its vehicle and aircraft fleets -- including optimizing delivery routes and using fuel-efficient vehicles -- that can lessen its environmental impact and save energy, the company reports. To date, the FedEx hybrid-electric vehicles have saved approximately 83,000 gallons of fuel and eliminated 950 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

In other news, FedEx Express Canada has joined forces with Canada Post Corp. in the development of Priority Worldwide, a new international express service that will be sold in Canada through Canada Post's retail and commercial networks and delivered worldwide through the FedEx international delivery network.

for more information: www.news.fedex.com, www.fedex.ca, www.canadapost.ca.
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